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02 f350 super duty reg cab

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by corbel, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. corbel

    corbel Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I'm going to look at one with low milage, 47k, 8ft bed, reg cab, 8'plow and tailgate salter. Anything special I should be looking for with these vehicle? Any known issues or weak links that I should be looking for?
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    what motor? what trans?
  3. corbel

    corbel Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    7.3 turbo diesel, auto trans
  4. gusdust

    gusdust Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Rusted oil pan, tired front end parts- brakes, ball joints, etc. Especially if it lives in salt.
  5. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Check the front end for sure, check for rusting, get a trusted mechanic to inspect it, and maybe even find one who specializes in diesel. See if the truck has been plowed with, if so find out how long, etc.
  6. corbel

    corbel Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    took it for test ride yeaterday, drove good, brought it to a local mechanic and asked if he could throw it up on lift for me to check out. they did, and went through it for me (very nice guy, didnt even want any money, gave him 20 anyway), check front end play and ball joints, minimal rust but it definitely has seen plowing, from low miles he said it probably has plowed since day one, oil pan was sprayed with under coating, new brake lines, new trans cooler lines, new tires. I think I am going to take it and get rid of the jeep. Jeep was fun and all, made it thru last winter, but to much of a pita because we salt all the locations. we have some really tight lots that it works great for, but we did them the year before with the dodge so I figure I can do it with the ford too. Anyone know what the total length is on a reg cab 8 ft bed with blade and tailgate salter on? It was tight with the dodge with no salter, hoping that the reg cab 8ft is shorter than quad cab 6ft?
  7. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,525

    Wonder how that pan looks under that undercoating? If it had any rust when they undercoated they would have made it worse.